Upgrading [was Dive (was Re: Sad hour)]

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 9 19:06:28 UTC 2014

LH: <<Is there a term . . . for the process in which a pejorative term
with the lower classes (in both economic and moral senses) is upgraded in
this way?>>
WB:  *slumming elevation*  (at least for a certain aspect of the thread)
(borrowing from <slum tourism> & Bloomfield).

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